Process - working with you
An initial meeting with the client in their garden enables us to discuss the owner’s aspirations as well as getting a good feel for the place. The brief is confirmed in writing and a quotation given for the design work involved in the project.
A topographical survey is usually commissioned and forms the basis for any design work. A full site analysis is also carried out by ourselves allowing us to identify all existing planting, take photographs and soil samples. A tree survey, if necessary, can be undertaken.
Sketch Design Proposal
A hand drawn, initial sketch masterplan is produced with elevations and sketches. This is discussed in detail at a meeting with the client in order to develop the general arrangement of the garden, review materials and plants.
From the sketch proposals a final Gardens Masterplan is finalised. This can be either hand-drawn or in an AutoCAD format.
Detailed design drawings and planting plans together with specifications are drawn up in order to build and plant up the garden.
We collaborate with clients to build the garden in the most cost-effective and efficient way. This may mean working with the clients builders or bringing in recommended landscape contractors and gardeners.
On-going Care and Maintenance
Ensuring that the garden is cared for in the future is vital and we can work with clients in recruiting full or part-time gardeners if necessary.
Specialist consultants are brought in when necessary, depending on the size and nature of the project.
Regular consultants include:
- Terra Firma Consultancy: leading firm of Chartered Landscape Architects based in Petersfield, Hampshire.
- Plan-it Geomatics: Topographical surveys and 3D Visualisation
- Katie Guillebaud, BA Hons, Planting Design
- Alina Wisnicka, Conservation Architect, MSc. Dip Arch RIBA, Diploma in Historic Building Conservation.
For further information, or to set up a consultation please contact:
Jane Brown BA Comb. Hons, MALA